One Crestacious Dude

With his crest fully expanded, this male Hooded Merganser–along with another male and female of his kind, plus one Mallard drake–were doing laps leisurely in one of the more secluded ponds at Elgin Heritage Park. This is the closest I’ve been to one–these diving ducks are usually specks of dark and light, even to the best long lenses. Photographed on December 28, 2014.

Hooded Merganser Drake at Elgin Heritage Park

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